Jul 7, 2017 - Food and Drink

These 5 Charlotte bakeries have some of the most visually stunning Instagram feeds in the city

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Instagram feeds that feature foods right out of a minimalist’s perfect world with their muted colors and bright backgrounds are having a moment, and these five Charlotte bakeries get it.

Amélie’s French Bakery & Café

The French bakery is a staple everywhere from Rock Hill to Atlanta, and they’re soon opening a new location in the Park Road Shopping Center’s Backlot. Their macarons have made the big-screen in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, but don’t sleep on the éclairs or chocolate croissant.

Sit down. Drink up. Our Blackberry Basil Mimosa is waiting for you. #sipsiphooray

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Starting off the work week deserves a treat, even if your biggest accomplishment today is just leaving the house. #MacaronMonday

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Be sure to visit us and try our new #spring menu, featuring hints of raspberry, citrus, tarragon, rose and more!

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Craft Cakes CLT

The self-described, online-only “micro-cake shop” specializes in buttercream and uses little to no refined sugar, instead offering vegan-friendly cakes using local ingredients and made-from-scratch garnishes that change with the seasons. The menu currently includes coconut, carrot and caramel mud cakes and fillings like rhubarb, strawberry and peanut butter + chocolate chip cookie dough. Holy moly. Follow (1,500+ followers).

Half-Naked Cube // \\ // All local ✌All natural \\ // #plantbased #chocolate #baking #desert #layercake #cakestagram #cakeoftheday #cakesofinstagram @huffposttaste #foodandwine #buzzfeast #buzzfeedfood #huffpostgram @foodnetwork #huffposttaste #sweettooth @thefeedfeed #thekitchen #cltfood #clteats #foodvsco #foodphotography #foodporn #pastrychef #bakersofinstagram

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Mini cake / after much feedback and popular demand, we are now offering these mini cakes for parties of 6 or less. Hit me up, let’s create something beautiful! // // #cakeoftheday #cakestagram #cakesofig #cake #cakes #baking #bakersofinstagram #feedfeed #food52 #foodrepublic #foodporn #foodphotography #sweet #fuckthatsdelicious #vsco #eats #party #foodart #illgrammers #instafood #igdaily #vegan #veganfoodshare #vegancake

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Who’s in love with the coco? // #aip #glutenfree #paleo coconut cake // blueberry basil preserve // maple coconut cream // // // // #cakeoftheday #cakesofig #cakestagram #cake #goodmoodfood #food52 #foodrepublic #feedfeed #vscofood #dessert #foodart #fuckthatsdelicious #munchies #foodphotography #allnatural #feedyourbrain #nceats #eatlifetothefullest #eatupclt #eatdrinkclt

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Joe’s Doughs

NoDa’s go-to for handmade artisanal donuts has a menu that rotates every 45-60 minutes, and their Instagram is never short of flavors that will make jaws drop. Follow (10,200+ followers).

Open Tuesday through Friday (7 a.m. to 1 p.m.), Saturday (7 a.m. to midnight) and Sunday (7 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or until they sell out at 1721 North Davidson Street. They also have a donut cart Uptown in front of the Wooden Vine that, for the moment, is closed – but keep up with it on Instagram.

Weekday Special Come today through Thursday to try our Blackberry glazed donut with a sprinkle of lime sugar. Mention you saw this post at the register to receive 20% off your purchase for #treatyoselftuesday Hope to see you soon

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Rumchata donuts are going fast! Come in and get one to celebrate Cinco de Mayo the sweet way… pic by @creativeloafingcharlotte

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Busy day at work? Come and grab a donut to relax, we close at noon today so hurry! #donuts #doughnuts #cltfood #charlotte #noda #plazamidwood #foodporn #foodie #dessertporn #coffee #cltcoffee #popupshop #breakfast #thrillist #clteats #eatclt #eatdrinkclt #eatclt #instadonuts #joesdoughs #donutporn #foodpornshare #charlottefoodies #weloveclt #cltfoodie #cltfood #cltdonuts

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Suárez Bakery

The from-scratch, dessert-focused bakery has been in business over 20 years and offers everything from custom cakes, doughnuts and cookies to that Texas Doughnut Cake. Follow (9,400+ followers).

Open Monday through Friday (8 a.m. to 6 p.m.), Saturday (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and Sunday (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) at 4245 Park Road.

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Don’t judge a cactus by its thorns—these beauties ain’t nothin’ but sweet // @helloimbrandiekay

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We’re in love with everything about this @southerncelebrationsmag feature, and are honored to have been invited to contribute our wedding cake and Hand-Iced Sugar cookies // @milkandhoneyphotographyco Check out @southerncelebrationsmag for the feature! http://www.southerncelebrationsmag.com/ritchie-hill-floral-inspiration.html #southernwedding #charlotteweddings #charlottebride Thank you to this amazing team: Venue @onritchiehill | Photography @milkandhoneyphotographyco | Florist @nectarfloralboutique | Bridal Stylist @carefullycuratedbyeb | Calligraphy @kristenhendersoncalligraphy | Watercolor @champagnemaker | Bakery @suarezbakery | Rentals @elegant_and_classy_events_llc | Vintage Dinnerware @vtgclt | Hair & Make-Up @mirrorbomb | Tanning @bronzedbychristina | Paper Petal Accessories @pagestopetals | Bicycle @bikesource_charlotte | Catering @unionstreetbistro | Bridal Wear & Accessories @ladiesoflineage | Menswear & Accessories @altonlane | Floral Hanging Box @flowerboxchandelier | Consultant @theresevbrooks | Models @masuits0707 @michaelaonderka702

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Sunflour Baking Company

Everybody’s favorite workspace fills its feed with made-from-scratch sweets, sandwiches and that incredible cheddar biscuit. Follow (3,400+ followers).

Open Monday through Saturday (7 a.m. to 7 p.m.) and Sunday (7 a.m. to 4 p.m.) at both their Elizabeth (2001 East 7th Street) and Dilworth (220 East Boulevard) locations.

Bright bright sunshiny day… #charlottefoodie #charlottestreets

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Here’s to seeing light at the end of the tunnel.

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Toasted Coconut Macaroons dipped in Chocolate

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